The concept and definition of intelligence and creativity are very much close to each other which may confuse people to visualize the thin line of separation between them.Where we can say the brain is the mother of these two smart and complicated kids, we still need a variety of examples to unfold the true nature of both these beautiful concepts which make anyone successful.
Intelligence is nothing but the action to take a quick decision retrieved from the readily available concepts from your memory. So, one can be intelligent with due course of time, though there are exceptions as well.A person can be intelligent in those areas of his life where he spends most of his time and energy.
Creativity, on the other hand, is a process to think beyond the reality and it will be an added bonus if your creativity has some usability as well.
So, intelligence and creativity may not necessarily belong to the same individual and most of the time these dwell in different people.Best analytical or problem-solving skills are the obvious nature of intelligent people as they get the response from their brain for that particular type of problem within few seconds which is there in their memory.But, creative people will take more time to solve the same problem.
It is easier to be intelligent by spending more time in the field where one wants to gain expertise, but it is way difficult to be creative.So, how to become creative? Is there any technique or steps to follow to be more creative? Let us check it out.
The one and only truth is, all of us are creative by nature because we are one and the same who created this beautiful world. Sounds crazy? Maybe, but it is true and few enlightened souls have realized this unique reality. We may not have realized it, but we can look back into our memory and feel the creator inside us. So, let us have a quick revisit to our childhood days or if you have any kid around you, then observe him peacefully.When you look at a kid, then you can see how his thought and imagination has no bound.For example, he can use his pen and make it fly like an airplane.At times he uses the same pen as a spoon, sometimes as a broom and many other creative things he can do with a simple pen. And one of the best thing about the kid is, he is happy with all the available resources and use them to their fullest. Now imagine, if a pen is available to you, then can you use it for anything else other than writing? Obviously NO.And the reason is quite simple as it is there in our memory, that the pen is used for writing and we are intelligent enough to retrieve this information from our memory and make the exact usage as fed in our system. So, we are intelligent, but losing the charm of creativity inside us.Do you ever wonder why kids are so creative? It is because kids are more receptive to the things happening around them whereas adults prefer to go with selective listening. So, to be creative, you have to be more receptive and accept all the things coming in your way.
Mutation is nothing but the change which is highly essential to be creative. If you observe properly, then you can get to know the changes occurring in your body with respect to time. Every day many new cells are generated and old cells get removed from our body. Our body constantly reminds “Change is the only constant in this Universe.” So, let us apply a slight change in our personal life, job, hobby and in our surrounding. We can start it by simply changing our food, clothes, people we met, books we read and so on. If you have any hobby, then try to introduce slight change into it. After few days, one can feel the power of mutation and the after effect these changes is the glimpse of the lost creator inside you.
3. The intersection of skills
Creativity reduces with due course of time if you are passionate and working in the same field for many years whereas you will be an expert and the most intelligent person in that field.To achieve intelligence in any specific field, it is easier as you have to focus on that stream with all your energy, but to be creative, you have to indulge yourself in multiple things.The author of the book “Medici Effect” have cited many examples to prove that creativity comes by an intersection of skills. So, one has to work, read, listen and basically open to all the possibilities coming in his way to being creative. If you go back and analyze the life of people who did any invention, then you will find they pursue a completely different hobby as compared to their invention. Many people can say that the hobby has nothing to do with the invention, but it has hidden effect which unlocks the area of possibilities. The famous scientist Albert Einstein loves to play the violin which may be unknown to many of us. Similarly, there are many physicists, painters, entrepreneurs, actors who posses altogether a different hobby apart from their profession.So, Let us think and go beyond the boundary of our profession and try different hobbies. It will help us to become more creative and at the same time, we will gain intelligence in this new field.
4. Express without Hesitation
Most people wait for permission from the higher authority to tackle any new situation. But, there are people who solve the problem at hand by using their knowledge and existing resources and then ask for forgiveness for the newly used way. These people create history later on and they can be considered as creative in their own way. So, why all of us cannot think out of box. It is because we hesitate a lot to express our feeling whereas creative people hardly waste a second to express their feelings in their work, talk, and behavior. So, follow your heart and act wisely.
Creative people always concentrate on their strengths and use all the available resources to its fullest.But, those who always think about the obstacles cannot grow in their career and they can easily find reasons for their failures. So, try to be creative and make a new usage of existing resources to be more productive and successful. Consider every obstacle as a new opportunity and challenge your creativity to handle the tough situation.
6. Be Happy
Last but not the least is to be happy is the secret to achieve any higher goal.This is the simplest and easiest way to improve the creativity level.So, invest your time into the things which give you happiness and peace. It will boost your energy level and you feel refreshed to think beyond your limit.
So, go ahead and try these simple steps to visualize and realize the creator inside you.Look at life with these new eyes and unlock your hidden potential to achieve the highest form of success, happiness, and peace.